IBM SAP Technical Architect in BRUSSELS, Belgium

IBM is a global Systems Integrator and SAP partner providing innovative and differentiated service offerings to both existing and new SAP customers and have a balanced portfolio of SAP Implementation Projects and Programs.We’re currently looking for senior SAP Application Architects, to enhance our growing team. This is your opportunity to join the world’s leading SAP integrator and transform some of the most influential and creative organizations. You’ll be part of an award winning SAP Consulting team, benefiting from world-wide knowledge sharing and leading edge technology.As a SAP Application Architect you will get the chance to participate in new and existing implementations, developed with the latest technology and tools. At IBM you’ll find your role has a very unique look, combining both strong technical and business skills. You will be responsible for architecting SAP Solutions including:

  • Defining the Landscape strategy

  • SAP Application & Infrastructure configuration

  • Providing Design Authority Governance

  • Infrastructure sizing & operational acceptance testing

  • End to end Integration architecture

  • Device Management & peripheral connectivity

  • Technical & Business Process Monitoring

  • As a senior architect you would also be expected to contribute to practice growth through supporting the development of new proposals, providing SME expertise in coaching our more junior practitioners and supporting new offerings by providing thought leadership.

    Summary: Key ResponsibilitiesYou will leverage your subject matter expertise and your leadership capabilities to ensure successful sales, project delivery and client success. Responsibilities include some or all of the following areas:

  • Design, architect, configure, implement, monitor and manage large scale, complex SAP landscapes.

  • Participate in design authority forums and Architecture review boards to provide direction and make design decisions

  • Assurance that core elements of the technical design confirm to standards and design principles

  • Installation & technical configuration of SAP ECC, BW, BI, CRM, SRM, PI, EP, Business Objects and MDM

  • Plan, configure, administer and manage HA, DR scenarios along with periodic tests.

  • Configure and manage software deployment in the landscape using CTS/CTS+ for ABAP/Java stacks.

  • Plan, schedule and perform SAP/database system upgrades and OS/DB migrations. Install or upgrade to HANA

  • Plan, manage and perform periodic Support Package/EhP/kernel upgrades & add-on installations

  • Installation and configuration of a Cloud Platform with SAP supporting components e.g. SAP NW Mobile gateway.

  • Design, plan, Install and manage Suite on HANA or S/4HANA

  • Configure data replication from SAP to HANA database using SLT and BO Data Services

  • HANA Database administration, monitoring and troubleshooting

  • Configure Change Request Management (ChaRM), Retrofit and CSOL

  • Configure Technical Monitoring, interactive reporting, and configuration of EWA, SL reporting

  • Driving impact assessment of any change requests to requirements providing input to the Program Management Team and Change control board on changes in scope and solution.

  • Articulate any system or plan impact and manage design of a solution that integrates correctly with the wider IT systems and strategy.

  • Ensure service providers and service integrators meet the needs identified in change requests in an effective and cost-efficient manner

  • Supporting the design and development of operational processes, aligned to service provider contract requirements

Qualifications & Experience Required: (see list below)We would like you to have a solid SAP Application Architecture background with at least 3 full implementations ideally in a consulting environment.Note: If you also have project experience in HANA solutions it would be considered a bonus:

  • SAP HANA implementation experience

  • SAP HANA sizing

  • SAP Solution Manager 7.2

  • SAP Mobile Platform

  • HANA Cloud integration: Install HANA Cloud Connector v2.0; Configure to connect to Cloud& backend systems

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years SAP experience including at least 3 full end-to end project lifecycles.

  • Overall SAP Application Architecture design experience including knowledge of cloud based solutions.

  • Ability to develop and maintain solution architecture documents, establish policies and standards, and associated the delivery roadmap to meet the developing needs of the business.

  • Proven ability to apply analytical and creative thought and able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy

  • Creative problem solving and analysis skills with an ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to gaps to meet the needs of the business

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Strong presentation skills. Ability to lead client workshops

  • Understanding of performance considerations in technical architecture design

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Fluent in spoken & written English

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